By Hannah Canavan on Feb 08, 2016 in Accommodation, Europe, Family Travel, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hotels, Leisure Travel, Regions, Restaurants, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, United Kingdom, Western Europe –
Traditionally an adults-only indulgence, an imaginatively desirous afternoon tea is a ideal approach to deliver children to excellent dining. With a stately connections, London is a ideal city in that to find unusual and stimulating teatime treats that will prove a many perceptive adult palette as good as indulging a delightfully honeyed fantasies of younger guests.
1. Best for a healthy treat: The ‘Healthy’ tea during Rocco Forte Brown’s Hotel, Mayfair
An afternoon of lenience doesn’t have to meant traffic with children’s sugarine rushes on a approach home. A low-carb, low-sugar movement of a normal cakes and sandwiches manages to still feel like a treat, with healthy alternatives such as xylitol in place of sugarine and smoked duck with avocado holding a place of a common buttered sandwiches. The chocolate cake, a tack favourite of children everywhere, is flourless and has a commanding of yoghurt instead of sweetened icing. The out-of-date tea room is where Queen Victoria enjoyed her afternoon treats, so children and adults comparison can truly feel like royalty!
Price: £47.50 for a normal tea; children underneath 11 are half price.
2. Best for Disney lovers: The ‘Snow Queen’ tea during Conrad Hotel, St James’
With Frozen Fever unconditional a globe, this specifically themed afternoon tea is a enchanting believe for immature Disney lovers. Icy blue honeyed treats embody a ‘Royal Sceptre’- a ideal globe of consume flashy with praline and snowflake lace, and ‘Palace Snowflakes’ done with dejected stimulating meringue. Child-friendly sandwiches such as peanut butter and Nutella are accessible and for a adults, normal scones and finger sandwiches accompany a some-more decadent fancies.
The tea is hold in Emmeline’s Lounge, named after a 19th century domestic activist, and a décor is subtly altered according to a theme; low blue lighting now graces a lobby. The themed menu is rotated seasonally (look out for a Secret Garden preference featuring chocolate butterflies in Spring).
Price: £39 per person
3. Best for a celebration: The ‘Children’s Afternoon Tea’ during Claridge’s, Mayfair
With 150 years’ believe portion afternoon tea, Claridge’s puts a endless believe and bargain of customers’ needs to full outcome with a Children’s Afternoon Tea. Parties with children are tactfully seated in a Foyer area, so there is no need to worry that your child will be a usually one chatting a few decibels too high; a atmosphere is one of a special sermon of thoroughfare that families are absolutely means to share together. Adults can sup on a frequently replenished preference of sandwiches done with organic duck and exclusively grown internal cucumber; salmon with churned delectable butter; Burford brownish-red egg on an unusually juicy onion bread and a ideally offset honeyed and delectable origination involving Quicke’s cheddar with apple and walnut.
If there is any room left for sweets, a offerings embody dual kinds of scone and 4 kinds of pastry, accompanied of march by an endless preference of tea including a Claridge’s residence blend. Younger VIP’s are invited to share in a adult preference as good as their possess personal menu, that includes childhood favourites such as sprinkled cupcakes and ice-cream done sweets, while a menu itself doubles adult as a caricature book. Bliss!
Price: £26 for a child; £55 for an adult
4. Best for a honeyed tooth: The ‘Charlie and a Chocolate Factory’ tea during One Aldwych, Covent Garden
This literary desirous tea is a pleasure to both adults and children. Celebrating a Sam Mendes-directed prolongation of a undying classical on a stage, a menu offers treats that readers will recognize as carrying jumped true out of a pages. The chocolate golden egg filled with vanilla cheesecake and mango is quite sublime, and younger guest will adore a charming homemade candyfloss.
Particularly appreciated was a opposite from a normal finger sandwiches, that were on offer though were alongside a delectable tomato spicy and leek and stilton quiche; this done a good change from a common filled breads. The signature ‘Charlie’ cocktail was also a startling touch, laced according to a thesis with chocolate bitters and finished with champagne. If we would cite to hang to a normal pot of tea, a menu is brief though sweet: 4 dilettante teas including a Chocolate Tea and Winter Spice. The peculiarity and strength of a teas is some-more than adequate to make adult for a smaller selection, that can be strenuous in other establishments.
Price: £37.50 per person; £48 with a Cocktail Charlie
5. Best for talented fantasy: ‘Alice in Wonderland’ tea during The Sanderson, Fitzrovia
An complete spectacular of colour and whim, this feeling journey celebrates a 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s classical novel. The delights of this believe are not only in a culinary creations though in a fact of a aesthetics. Menus are dark within selected book covers, tiny bottles enclose ‘Drink me’ potions and sandwiches are displayed on ticking clocks as good as normal china stands. The setting has been deliberate in well-developed detail, with a book’s red-white-and-black colour intrigue prevalent and it is formidable to confirm that is better; a décor or a food.
For adults, a smoked salmon, caviar and quail’s egg Scotch egg is an comprehensive dream, as is a Cornish crab and herb éclair. Adventurous palettes might suffer a rabbit-inspired carrot meringue to change a normal scones, and The Sanderson has combined 5 limited-edition teas to accompany a meal, including a noted mix infused with blue cornflowers. Younger guest will adore a pocket-watch macaroons, a marshmallow mushrooms and cookie soldiers, along with several other honeyed treats.
Price: £48 per adult; £35 for children aged 4-11.
Whichever we decide, afternoon tea in London is a noted experience. These child-friendly themed afternoon teas safeguard that a dainty pleasure and good British tradition of tea and cake can be common happily with a subsequent generation.